Artist of the day: Synergy
Synergy is an indoor percussion ensemble, or in lay terms, an indoor drum line combined with multiple instruments. Think your high school band performing at halftime, but more involved, more artsy and with unlimited creative boundaries.
Synergy is one of two indoor drum line competition teams in Hillsborough County (the other is Bay Area Percussion out of Chamberlain High); both allow any Hillsborough County student to participate. Synergy, which performs under Bloomingdale’s name, includes members from Bloomingdale, Plant, Durant, Hillsborough and Brandon high schools.
Director Victor Pons teaches percussion at Plant and Bloomingdale High. He started Synergy because indoor percussion was well-established across Florida, yet there wasn’t a group in Hillsborough.
Synergy is a lot of hard work, said co-ensemble captain and Plant High junior Alex Murphy, but it pays off when the group performs its show for large audiences. “Even though it does cut into homework and free time, it’s an experience a lot of kids don’t get to partake in,” he said.
For Sarah Phillips' full profile of Synergy, click here.